Yes. In order to allow maintenance of the site and its facilities, a price is charged for access to the hiking trails of the wildlife refuge: Wildlife refuge pricing (taxes en sus).
Access fees are applicable during the opening hours of the Café de l'île (winter hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • summer hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Outside these hours, access is free from sunrise to sunset.
Parking on Île Saint-Bernard is free.
On weekends, the hebertism trail and the pirate ship are also very popular.
In addition, there is a series of activities for young and old nature lovers! Consult the section activities on our web site.
No pets are accepted on the whole of Saint-Bernard Island (including parking, trails and the island's "mound").
Bicycles are prohibited on Île Saint-Bernard, including Fatbikes. Cyclists are however always welcome for a stopover or a picnic. Everyone is asked to get off the bike and walk alongside it for better safety on the site.
Yes, it is possible to picnic anywhere on Saint-Bernard Island. Many areas and tables provided for this purpose are at your disposal. To complete your lunch, the Café de l'île offers snacks and beverages to take away.
The paths at the Marguerite-D’Youville wildlife refuge are flat and easily accessible for hiking. However, the trails are not designed for wheelchairs, nor for umbrella strollers.
It is strictly forbidden to swim from île Saint-Bernard.
Several animals frequent the refuge, in addition to the many birds which attract a large number of bird watchers. The possibility of seeing an animal is fortuitous, but almost guaranteed, which makes each visit to the refuge unique.
480 D'Youville boulevard
Châteauguay (Québec) J6J 5T9
Phone number: 450 698-3133